Draft 2021 TIP

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released the Draft 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the 2021 TIP for public review and comment. The documents are available through the links below. For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 415-778-6757, or see below. The review and comment period started Monday, November 9, 2020, and closed on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted to MTC’s Public Information Office at: 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105 or sent via e-mail to info@bayareametro.gov. Written comments were due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2020. For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 415-778-6757.

Interested persons are also invited to comment on these documents during MTC’s December Programming & Allocations Committee meeting. The public meeting is currently scheduled for: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 9:45 a.m., or immediately following MTC’s Administration Committee meeting, whichever occurs later (Remotely).  In light of Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency declaration regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020 and the Guidance for Gatherings issued by the California Department of Public Health, the public meeting will be conducted via webcast, teleconference, and Zoom for all participants. View detailed instructions on participating via Zoom. The meeting Zoom link and accessibility instructions will be posted to the Meetings page no less than 72 hours prior to the public meeting.


The TIP lists the near-term transportation projects, programs and investment priorities of the region’s surface transportation system that have a federal interest — meaning projects or programs for which federal funds or actions by federal agencies are anticipated — along with locally and state-funded projects that are regionally significant. A regionally significant project, generally large scale, changes travel patterns over a relatively large geographic area. The TIP signifies the start of implementation of the programs and policies approved in the Bay Area’s long-range transportation plan. It does this by identifying specific projects over a four-year timeframe that will help move the region toward its transportation vision. Locally funded transit operations, roadway maintenance projects, planning efforts and minor sidewalk or intersection improvements are generally not included in the TIP.

The Bay Area’s Draft 2021 TIP includes more than 330 transportation projects with more than $10.3 billion in committed federal, state, and local funding for federal fiscal years 2020-21 through 2023-24, as well as over 400 projects shown for informational purposes only.

MTC has developed the Draft 2021 TIP and Draft Conformity Analysis in cooperation with the County Transportation Agencies, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), individual cities, counties, transit operators, and other project sponsors, and in consultation with the FHWA, FTA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All projects included in the TIP are consistent with the long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040. Per federal conformity regulations, the Draft 2021 TIP, along with the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040, were analyzed by MTC and determined to be consistent with (“conform to”) the approved federal State Implementation Plan (SIP), or meets other emissions tests for criteria pollutants and precursors for which the Bay Area air basin is designated as a nonattainment or maintenance area. This includes ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter. It also includes a discussion of how investments described in the TIP make progress towards achieving the region’s federally-required performance targets.

Draft 2021 TIP Documents